F5 BIG-IQ Centralized Management is a tool that helps you manage BIG-IP
devices, and all of their services (such as LTM, AFM, ASM and so forth), from one location.
That means you and your co-workers don't have to log in to individual BIG-IP systems to get
your job done. BIG-IQ can manage up to 200 (physical, virtual, or vCMP) BIG-IP devices and
handle licensing for up to 5,000 unmanaged BIG-IP devices. Unmanaged BIG-IP devices are
devices in your network that you're only managing licenses for from BIG-IQ.
Using BIG-IQ helps you more efficiently manage your BIG-IP devices and
licenses through a single pane of glass view. You can discover, upgrade, deploy policy
changes, manage license, and more from just one location.
From BIG-IQ, you can manage a variety of tasks from software updates to
health monitoring and traffic to security. And because permissions for users are role-based,
you can limit access to just a few trusted administrators to minimize downtime and potential
security issues. You also have the ability to allow users to view or edit only those BIG-IP
objects they need to do their job.
Here's an example of how BIG-IQ can fit into a data center.